Epson AcuLaser C1100 printer in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)

This page describes how to set up the Epson AcuLaser C1100 printer in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) on the standard i386 platform (32 bit). For instructions on how to get this printer to work on 64bit versions of Ubuntu please refer to and also read the comments on this blog post.

Make a place for the install files

Open an terminal via ACCESSORIES > TERMINAL & make a directory as explained below to store your installation files;

mkdir epson_install

move to the installation directory you just created;

cd epson_install

Get & extract the install files

get the installation files from our website


extract the compressed file;

tar -zxvf epson_c1100_install.tar.gz

Install files

install the deb installation files you have just extracted;

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

from here you can install your Epson C1100 just as you would normally install any other printer using the SYSTEM > ADMINISTRATION > PRINTERS menu. When/if called for the ppd (PostScript® printer description) file, please point to the "epson_install" directory & select the file Epson-AL-C1100-fm3.ppd

Epson AcuLaser C1100 printer in breezy

This page describes how to set up the Epson AcuLaser C1100 printer in breezy (Ihave not tested this on hoary but i guess it works).

Get what you need

Make sure the following are installed via synaptic

  • CUPS
  • FooMatic

  • libcupsys and libcupsys2-dev
  • build-essential

get the printing filter from Click on Form to Download and select your printer model, country and so on. Then click on the link that says SourceFile in the CUPS section.

Install the Filter and the Printer

Open a terminal and cd to the directory where you saved the filter package.

Extract the Package:

tar xvfz Epson-ALC1100-filter-1.0.tar.gz

cd Epson-ALC1100-filter-1.0

Install the filter :



sudo make install

Restart CUPS and install the printer :

sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart

lpadmin -p alc1100 -E -v usb:/dev/usb/lp0 -m Epson-AL-C1100-fm3.ppd

This should be it! Your printer is now up and running Smile :-)

EpsonAcuLaserC1100 (last edited 2013-12-07 20:09:08 by andrew.46)